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Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Scarpino, Betty  Search this
Mississippi, Connie  Search this
Working, Susan  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.7 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as six series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1980-2005 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1985-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings, 1987-2007 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 4: Gallery Files, 1984-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Professional Files, 1975-2008 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-4, OVs 5-6, RD 7) Series 6: Printed Materials, 1980-2008 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4, RD 7)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of woodworker, turner, and educator Merryll Saylan measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1975 to 2008. The collection documents Saylan's career through biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence including with artists Connie Mississippi, Betty Scarpino, Kay Sekimachi, and Susan Working; writings including notebooks with diary entries and sketches for projects; gallery files including inventory and sales records; files documenting a variety of Saylan's professional activities; and printed materials recording Saylan's career.
Merryll Saylan papers, 1975-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Merryll Saylan conducted on May 20-June 5, 2006 by Glenn Adamson for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
Biography Note:
Merryll Saylan (1936-) is a woodworker, turner, and educator based in California. She helped to pioneer the popularization of the woodturning field and the application of color in wood art.
Language Note:
English .
The collection was donated in 2008 by Merryll Saylan.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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American studio craft movement  Search this
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Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art